The Indian government published updated rules for the uplinking and downlinking of TV networks on Wednesday. After about 11 years, the revised criteria have been made public. “After about 11 years, we have finally released the revised guidelines.
In light of the advancements we have thought about throughout the years, we have obtained the Union Cabinet’s permission. Apurva Chandra, the secretary for the ministry of I&B, was reported by ANI as stating, “We have made numerous changes in terms of ease of doing business.”
“We have maintained the need that a 30-minute slot be reserved for matters of national significance or interest; the same is divided into 7-8 categories, including women’s empowerment, agriculture, and teaching. We have made an effort to level the playing field for everyone, Chandra continued.
The last time the rules were changed was in 2011.
According to the new rules, it will no longer be essential to obtain permission in advance for live telecasts of events; just prior registration of the activities to be broadcasting would be required.
For ease of doing business, the guidelines state that specific timelines have been proposed for a grant of permission and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) entities can also seek permission.
Additionally, there is no requirement for prior permission for a change of language or conversion of the mode of transmission from Standard Definition (SD) to High Definition (HD) or vice versa; only prior intimation would be required.
Additionally, LLPs and businesses would be permitted to uplink international channels from Indian teleports, creating job possibilities and turning India into a hub for other countries’ teleports.